[Coral-List] Job Announcement || Montserrat and Barbuda Site Manager, Waitt Institute

Stephanie Roach sroach at waittinstitute.org
Fri Mar 13 13:20:58 EDT 2015

 The Waitt Institute <http://waittinstitute.org/> is hiring a Site Manager
to manage the Blue Halo Initiative <http://bit.ly/WI-BHI> in Montserrat
<http://montserrat.waittinstitute.org/> and support implementation of Blue
Halo Barbuda <http://barbuda.waittinstitute.org/>. Expected to spend 75% of
time on Montserrat and 25% on Barbuda. Position will report to the
Waitt Institute
(WI) Executive Director.

Position: Montserrat and Barbuda Site Manager

Location: Montserrat and Barbuda

Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week

Duration: 3-year commitment expected

Compensation: Commensurate with experience


   - General management of Blue Halo Initiative in Montserrat and Barbuda
   - Coordinate with WI staff and keep all WI staff up-to-date on project
   - Coordinate collaborators in Montserrat and Barbuda, including
   politicians, civil servants, and public stakeholders (fishermen, tourism
   operators, NGOs, etc.)
   - Planning for and guiding implementation of toolkit elements WI offers
   to partner governments, including: communications, community
   consultations, community survey, ecological assessment, habitat mapping,
   zoning and mapping analysis, legal assessment, economic assessment,
   building local capacity, fisheries certification, and education.
   - Ensure project adheres to timeline and budget
   - Coordinate public affairs & diplomacy
   - Various logistical and administrative tasks, and other duties as


   - Strong commitment to science-based, community-driven, sustainable
   ocean management
   - Stellar communications and diplomatic skills – public speaking,
   facilitation, writing/editing
   - Ability to clearly and simply convey scientific topics to the public
   - Background in marine policy, science, and economics
   - Academic degree(s) in relevant field (Master’s degree preferred)
   - Ability to manage time efficiently and keep track of and prioritize
   amongst many tasks
   - Broad network of colleagues within the ocean conservation community,
   specifically in the Caribbean.
   - Ability to complete tasks rapidly with an appropriate level of detail
   - Flexibility to respond to changing assignments
   - Independent and internally-motivated
   - Expertise with Microsoft Office
   - Basis GIS skills for developing and editing maps
   - Drivers license
   - Website management (via Wordpress) and graphic design (via Adobe
   Illustrator, InDesign)
   - SCUBA certification and scientific diving experience
   - Science education experience (field and classroom)
   - Press/PR experience
   - Experience with event planning and execution
   - Resourcefulness (i.e., MacGyverness)

To apply, submit cover letter and resume as a single pdf to Stephanie
Roach, sroach at waittinstitute.org, by 31 March 2015.

Job description: http://waittinstitute.org/jobs/

The Waitt Institute endeavors to ensure ecologically, economically, and
culturally sustainable use of ocean resources. The Institute partners with
governments committed to developing and implementing comprehensive,
science-based, community-driven solutions for sustainable ocean management.
Our goal is to benefit coastal communities while restoring fish populations
and habitats. Our approach is to engage stakeholders, provide the tools
needed to design locally appropriate policies, facilitate the policymaking
process, and build capacity for effective implementation and long-term

See more on the Waitt Institute website: www.waittinstitute.org

*Stephanie Roach*
Program Manager
Waitt Institute <http://bit.ly/WaittInst> | Blue Halo Initiative
@sfroach <https://twitter.com/sfroach> | 202.609.8919

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